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Brewed by Unibroue (Sapporo)
Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Chambly, Canada

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common

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1521   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
La Terrible is a dark brown beer on lees and is part of a collection of exotic and refined Unibroue beers brewed using 100% natural raw materials. It may be drunk as an aperitif or as an after dinner digestive. It is equally a perfect accompaniment to the above-mentioned dishes or a pleasant alternative to coffee.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pivo (2612) - GERMANY - NOV 25, 2003
Incredible right from the start: great toasted malt with hints of licorice and raisins, luscious brown color and a whopping head with tight bubbles. Chocolate tones in the flavor amidst a syrupy malt body. Yeasty tastes typical to Belgian beers are perfectly blended. Loads of alcohol intensifies the flavor. A texture like silk. Just unreal.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cobra (1100) - - NOV 24, 2003
750 ml. big 'ole brown bottle. Corked & caged. Bottled on 2/03, according to the cork. Poured out as dark brown as any Guinness I've ever seen, with a fast fading khaki colored head. Aromas are of roasted malt, yeast, and cloves. Slight nutty taste to it, before the alcohol meanders along & kicks you in the teeth. Hoppy bite in the middle, brought up by a vinous quality to it. Malty backbone stands up well to any alcohol that might wander away from the pack. Cloves in the mix, along with roasted malts make for an interesting combination. Be careful of this one, gang, it will sneak up on you.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
YogiBeera (2527) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2003
Wow - great with the pre-turkey dinner: Wonderful intense raisons aroma. Black, little head, no carbonation. Great malty, raison taste. Brandy like but smooth. Silky ! Round and a great balance.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 24, 2003
To be quite honest I felt this beer is a little overrated and that Unibroue makes better beers. That having been said, this is still a pretty good beer. Same yeast aroma as in most/all the other Unibroues I've had. Smooth mouthfeel. Black licorice taste. A little yeastiness in the flavor. Molasses as well. Little carbonation.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 23, 2003
Deep plum body with a dense, creamy, lightly chocolate coloured head. . . aroma is full and effervescent - plums, peat, dry/chewy raisins, moss, light Unibroue yeast and green apples. . . full bodied fruity malt flavours with a good nutty presence. Soft palate with soothing carbonation.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - NOV 22, 2003
I guess IMO this has become less of a thrill to have now that it is so widely available,but it will make a nice brew for #880 Black color,tall tan head that lasted for a nice amount of time.The aroma was fruity and malty with a nice sweet side and mild hop aroma.The flavor comes off as fruity upfront then it swings to malty,acidic alcohol taste that gets a little hoppy.As it warms the flavors seem to come together better with the alcohol becoming a little more subdued and the fruit and malt taking over to give a nice smooth flavor experience.The brew has a definate spice to it that seems to fit in just perfectly.The hops are well done just enough to break up the flavors and give it that little extra that makes this one of the top brews.The after taste is fruity and mildly hoppy and a some what dry finish to it.This is a well done brew and a welcome addition to my rating experiences.Thanks go out to Mr_Kimchee for this brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2003
I guess I was expecting a more complex brew, but this one wasn't bad. Spicy with cloves and warming, but a little drab and uninteresting. Somewhat sweet, but no distinct flavors. The body was a tad thin, in my opinion, and the finish was somewhat unbalanced and overly sticky and bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
LordHedgehog (144) - Westminster, Maryland, USA - NOV 21, 2003
I had such high hopes for this beer. It poured nicely, looked good, smelled better. The flavor could have been a bit fuller for a Belgian, but the palete didn't come through. There's a crispness that seeps through the flavor and attacks the tongue in just the wrong way. It's got the flavor of a Chimay with the palete of a Coors Light. Or maybe I got a bad bottle, who knows?

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gerdy555 (163) - Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2003
aroma is hoppy, nutty, and fruity apples plums and bananna come to mind. pours black with a large tan head that dissipates quickly. flavor is fruity, yeasty, apples bannana, cloves, alcohol, bitter, slight astringency in the bite, yet is not overpowering in any way. this is a very enjoyable beer and those who can get it consider yourselfs lucky.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
notalush (5172) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2003
This is one dark belgian - intense brownish ruby with a large, but short-lived head - full aroma of yeast, caramel, and dark fruits - flavor is subdued but complex - caramel is present, along with plums, cherries and raisins - high carbonation after the initial pour dies down quickly, allowing the flavors to become more prominent - tiny bit of bitterness in the finish balances a bit - a very good beer, but Unibroue makes better.


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